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SUNY Fredonia reports student tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 10:08 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 22:19:33-04

FREDONIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The State University of New York at Fredonia reports a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

The campus community was notified by email on Thursday afternoon of the first positive student case.

In the statement, SUNY Fredonia President Dr. Stephen H. Kolison says, "That student notified the college, and was quickly moved into isolation off-campus. The Student Health Center and Chautauqua County Department of Health collaborated on contact tracing to notify any individuals who needed to quarantine. All exposed students are quarantining in off-campus locations."

It is unclear if the student is living on-campus and off-campus.

Classes are set to begin on Monday.

"The campus has put in place numerous rules, regulations, and directives for students and staff to follow to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The various committees that collaborated in the planning followed health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and SUNY," according to the statement.

For more information on the number of cases on campus, click here.